Summer Concert Series 2019

Summer nights in the Quad Cities are made for sitting outside, enjoying the warm evening, watching kids play games, and chatting with friends and family. Because the Quad Cities has so much great local music talent, we can make your 2019 summer evenings even better with live music every night of the week at these free outdoor summer concert series for all ages. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy!

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Enjoy Favorite Children’s Books on Putnam’s GIANT Screen

I will admit, I set the bar low as our two little guys and I headed to the Putnam Museum to see “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” for Story Time on the GIANT Screen. My kids might not behave in the big theater…the book might not be that good as a movie..the “fun activity” might be too advanced or not advanced enough.

Well, let me tell you: the experience FAR exceeded my expectations!! What a fun visit! We can’t wait to attend more. Story Time on the GIANT Screen at the Putnam needs to go on your must do with toddlers and preschoolers list this year! Did I mention: It’s FREE?!

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SAU exhibit explores the underlying message in comics

The last two years have been full of superhero reboots and comic sales skyrocketing. Many people will ask why and wonder the value of such an industry, which will lead us comic lovers to second guess ourselves as we age.

But before we debate watching the newest episode of The Flash versus the news, or put the kibosh on the kids wanting to rent that movie “just one more time” or even force them to trade in their comics for the Great American novel on a regular basis, think about revisiting the content-rich and historical messages these authors hid in the midst of their pages.

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Where imagination and creativity make their mark

Want to inspire the next generation? Stir up the creativity and imagination in your little ones, then head on down to WQPT-PBS Kid’s Imagination Station on Saturday, March 19 to let that inspiration run free.

Full of hands-on, brain-stimulating activities, Imagination Station is nothing short of a smash hit around this area. If you have little ones around here, this is the spring family-friendly event to attend.

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